The jury is out on the definition of a micro grid
The definition of a micro grid changes depending on the project constraints in which it is used. The term gets thrown around with different context and a new definition almost every time I hear it. I’ve seen the differing points of view and it is about time for a consensus. We all need to be on the same page using the same terminology.
Key Characteristics of a Micro Grid:
- Connecting to the traditional grid is optional.
- Resiliency, reliability, and sustainability are the core responsibilities.
- Backup for all system loads, not just the critical loads.
- Modern technology is needed to optimize energy production and usage.